Tag: Lyndon Johnson

LBJ throws out first pitch

President Johnson and Opening Day 1967

We're way late on this, but better late than never. This is a terrific photo shared with by old GoDC friend Phil. Thanks for...
LBJ on the phone

Lyndon Johnson’s Pants; “Down Where Your Nuts Hang, Is Always a...

Wow. This one's an all-time classic. We've heard many amusing Lyndon Baines Johnson phone calls on Washington's C-SPAN radio station (FM 90.1), but somehow we...
LBJ sent this photo to Lady Bird during their courtship. The caption reads "For Bird--A lovely girl with ideals, principles, intelligence, and refinement from her sincere admirer, Lyndon" (Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library)

Lyndon Johnson’s Love Letters to Lady Bird

We found this photo at the National Archives. It was sent by Lyndon Johnson to his love, Claudia Alta "Lady Bird" Taylor. Source: U.S. National...
LBJ in the White House with his dogs Him and Her

LBJ’s Beagle Run Over and Killed in White House Driveway

How tragic is this? On June 15th, 1966, President Johnson's beagle was accidentally run over by the White House limousine in the driveway of...
President and Mrs. Kennedy arrive in San Antonio - November 21st, 1963 (Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum)video

November 20th, 1963: JFK to Make Fives Speeches and Attend Two...

If you read this piece in the Washington Post on Wednesday morning, November 20th, 1963, you probably didn't think much of it. President Kennedy was...
President Johnson signs the 1968 Civil Rights Act - April 11th, 1968video

President Lyndon Johnson’s Remarks on the 1968 Riots Before Signing the...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQmMzhjgPxs This is a clip from President Johnson's speech before signing the bill into law. This was only a week after the assassination of Martin...
Hirshhorn Museum construction 1972

All Eyes On The Hirshhorn, But It Wasn’t Always Pretty (Or...

This is a guest post by Aaron. Rendering of "SONG 1" (hirshhorn.si.edu) Art fans will focus...
Lyndon Baines Johnsonvideo

Lady Bird Johnson Home Movies From the 1960s

The description below is cut straight from YouTube. This is a home movie from Lady Bird Johnson during the 1960s. The LBJ Library has...

JFK: Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You (1961...

One of the most powerful and important inaugural addresses of all time, this is something worth watching in its entirety. The whole speech is...